Creative spaces Exhibition
Creative Spaces (in Residence) Exhibition at Sub Tropic Studio
Covid has managed to affect everybody across the globe in a unique way that hasn’t been seen in a generation or two. Lockdowns and self isolation instantly shut down people’s workplaces, education and social life’s without so much as a warning.
Through the countless lives lost, governments bickering and isolation we’ve also managed to find a sense of unity.
These images were commissioned by the Sunshine Coast council early into lockdown and provided not only a monetary lifeline to artists and creatives but also one of connection and empathy.
All of these images were created by prominent Sunshine Coast artists and each reflect not only the differences found in this time but also the recurring themes that have brought us together.
Themes of family, self introspection and evaluating what’s important to us. Lockdown provided many people with a chance to not only build that vege patch but to also discover new talents and spend time with loved ones. It also brought to the forefront greater conversations around mental health and our treatment of vulnerable communities.
By forcing us to take a pause, COVID has given us a chance to reflect on every day moments and to appreciate what we do have. It has also given us a chance to reevaluate what it is we value in our societies as thing begin to return to some sense of normalcy.
The images selected in this exhibition aim to express all these thoughts in merely five images, from five different points of view. Views from the outside, views from family and an introspective view.